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User currently offlinetcx69k From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2012, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
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So, it seems that all of the current members of the Star Alliance have at least one aircraft painted in the Star Alliance livery.

SWISS however does not & hasn't for years now since A330-200 HB-IQR left the fleet. Is there any reason for this?
Even recently joined airlines ZH & TA already have several aircraft painted already.

I know SWISS European have an ARJ100 painted in Star Alliance livery but find it strange why SWISS itself doesn't.

[Edited 2013-02-05 14:34:20]

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User currently offlineOlafW From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1924 times:

Not really helping to solve the mystery, but Swiss European has two aircraft in Star Alliance livery, HB-IYU and HB-IYV. Also one or two of the Contact Air aircraft which were flying for Swiss had this livery, so maybe that was considered enough in terms of numbers and since they folded, no other aircraft were in heavy maintenance requiring repainting?

User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 550 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Not sure if this is still current but I recall reading somewhere that by joining Star Alliance an airline committs to painting 3% or so of their seat capacity in the Star Alliance livery.

Not sure if this requirement is met with two RJ-100s.

Regards,
Loran



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User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 833 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Quoting Loran (Reply 2):
Not sure if this is still current but I recall reading somewhere that by joining Star Alliance an airline committs to painting 3% or so of their seat capacity in the Star Alliance livery.

I remember reading something along the same lines, but also that one airplane from each subfleet (in LX case A330/340 and A32x) shall be painted in Alliance livery.
Can somebody confirm this?

Quoting OlafW (Reply 1):
Also one or two of the Contact Air aircraft which were flying for Swiss had this livery, so maybe that was considered enough in terms of numbers and since they folded, no other aircraft were in heavy maintenance requiring repainting?

LX entered Star Alliance in 2006. I'm sure some of the aircraft have undergone a D-Check, certainly a couple of C-Checks which allow time for repaint.



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Quoting Loran (Reply 2):

Not sure if this is still current but I recall reading somewhere that by joining Star Alliance an airline committs to painting 3% or so of their seat capacity in the Star Alliance livery.

I'm curious if this requirement applies to the individual carrier or if aircraft from LH and Austrian also count towards a total of 3% for the entire LH group?

[Edited 2013-02-06 09:47:43]

User currently offlineORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Quoting Semaex (Reply 3):
I remember reading something along the same lines, but also that one airplane from each subfleet (in LX case A330/340 and A32x) shall be painted in Alliance livery.
Can somebody confirm this?

This is not correct. For example, UA does not have all fleet types in *A livery. It may be focused on international segments, because UA has 737, 747, 757, 767 & 777.

pmUA only had 747, 777 and 767 in *A livery.
pmCO painted a 757 (international), 737, 767 and 777 in *A livery.


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